Caroline Klatman
Structural Option

181 Fremont

San Francisco, California
  Student Bio

Caroline Klatman is in her fifth year of studying architectural engineering at Penn State.  In May 2015 she will graduate with an integrated Bachelor/Master degree with a focus on structures.  Caroline passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in fall of 2013, permitting her to obtain Engineer in Training status after she graduates. 

In the summer of 2013, Caroline studied abroad in Rome and obtained a minor in architecture.  After studying abroad, she joined the Washington DC office of Simpson Gumpertz and Heger as an intern in their building technology department.  Through this experience, Caroline was exposed to structural forensics.  This past summer Caroline interned at AECOM in Arlington, VA in the structural engineering department.  In addition to expanding her knowledge of various software programs, the internship provided practice in many other areas as well, including wind loading analysis, and shop drawing review.

Throughout her time at Penn State, Caroline has remained involved in a variety of organizations.  As a dedicated member of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Caroline held various officer positions, including vice president during her third and fourth years.  In summer of 2012 she joined the travel team for a two week trip to Baoma, Sierra Leone to work together with the local community and build a latrine.  This year, Caroline is assisting other structural students as a teaching intern for two different classes: Indeterminate Structures in the fall and Masonry Structures in the spring.  Beyond school involvement, some of Caroline’s passions are traveling, hiking, and playing golf.

  Student Bio: Post Thesis

Upon completion of her final presentation, Caroline qualified as a finalist for best structural thesis, and was awarded first place after presenting again on May First. After graduation she will be joining Simpson Gumpertz and Heger in their San Francisco office, which is located just a few blocks from 181 Fremont.

Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work‐in‐progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Caroline Klatman. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

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